All you need is a few boards and some duct tape, and life is good and simple. At least for Ben Price anyways. In these three installments of Outdoor Research’s TINY HOUSE TOUR, Price “just lives to snowboard,” says professional skier Zack Giffin. “The life that Ben Price leads is something that inspires me…becuase he’s doing it for the right reasons.”
Maybe one of the last of his kind, Ben lives deep, deep in the Cascade Mountains, living out of his tree house, a map of the peaks engrained in his mind, and more of a dedication to making turns and finding adventure than anyone you’ll meet in the mountains these days. Ben price has decided to forego many of life’s creature comforts (ski-town comforts anyways) to find solace in the powder. Like many a ski bum before him Price sets up shop at the parking lot at Mt. Baker, and when it dumps the legendary dumps that make Mt. Baker what is it, Price gets the last laugh.
While the snowplows work like mad to get the road open, Price is already skinning his way up the mountain, seeking pow and purity every single day.